Using the surplus Cuban revenues for the improvement of the internal communications of the island and in sanitation and other public works, Governor Magoon expended nearly a million dollars in the month of August last. The expenditure was: For highways, $512,921; on State buildings, $129,911, and other items, including engineer's office in Havana, $111,206; sanitation, $62,687; harbor work, $28,000, and lighthouse service, $10,670.

The turbine steamship Lusitania is queen of the seas. She made her second voyage from Daunt's Rock across the Atlantic to Sandy Hook Lightship in four days, nineteen hours, and fifty-two minutes. The first voyage was made in five days, fifty-four minutes. She now holds the record for the quickest trip from land to land, the greatest number of knots covered in a day, 609 and 617, and the highest average speed, 24 knots.

Dr. Frederick A. Cook of New York, the explorer who accompanied Lieutenant Peary on one of his trips towards the North Pole, starting from Etah intends to make a dash for the pole by a new route by way of Buchanan Bay and Ellesmere Land, and northward through Nansen Strait over the Polar Sea. The expedition is provisioned for two years and is wintering thirty miles farther north than Peary did two years ago.

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October 19, 1907

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